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Cash for K9 Heroes Event to Provide Ballistic Vests for CA Police K9s

Cash for K9 Heroes Event to Provide Ballistic Vests for CA Police K9s

Modesto, CA- Over $3,200 was raised at the Cash for K9 Heroes event hosted by nationwide non-profit, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Several hundred attendees joined the festivities on August 24th at the Modesto Dog Park.  Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. local volunteer, Lorna ...

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Another successful “Love Salida” day!

Another successful Love Salida day!

For the second time in 2013, scores of Salida residents turned out Saturday for “Love Salida” day. Volunteers signed up for projects listed on the “lovesalida.com” website for such things as bringing canned goods for the Salida Food Bank, organizing ...

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Peace Officer Memorial Run 2013

Peace Officer Memorial Run 2013

Modesto, CA- Join us for a fun and exciting family event, as runners and walkers take over downtown Modesto to honor Stanislaus County’s fallen law enforcement officers. The Peace Officer Memorial Group of Stanislaus County (POMG) is excited to announce that ...

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Salida Launches Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods Nextdoor Enables Residents to Communicate Online in Private, Secure Websites to Build Stronger Communities

Salida Launches Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods Nextdoor Enables Residents to Communicate Online in Private, Secure Websites to Build Stronger Communities

  SALIDA, CA - Stanislaus County's largest unincorporated community - Salida - announced today that it will be using Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and community communication. Salida residents have established private websites for their neighborhoods where they ...

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Tenth Street, between K and J Streets, to Open to Vehicles

Tenth Street, between K and J Streets, to Open to Vehicles

After more than a decade of being pedestrian-access only, 10th Street, between K and J streets, will be open to vehicles starting Thursday, August 29.  As this has been a pedestrian-only area for 13 years, several improvements have been installed ...

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Modesto Police Department’s police K9 will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vests

Modesto Police Department’s police K9 will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vests

Efforts underway to provide bullet and stab protective vests for Modesto’s four legged K9 officers. Two of the Modesto Police Department’s police K9 will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vests thanks to the efforts of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, ...

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McHenry Mansion Modesto Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow 2013

McHenry Mansion Modesto Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow 2013

After 18 months and over $2.5 million in renovations later, the McHenry Mansion in Modesto is ready for its grand re-opening and ribbon cutting since a fire took out a part of the landmark. The event will take place tomorrow ...

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Modesto, CA - Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the month of April.

  • Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be deploying on Friday, April 18, 2014 between 10:00 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.
  • DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint is set for Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 7 lives and resulted in 355 injury crashes harming 398 of our friends and neighbors in the City of Modesto.

In Californian, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.  Alcohol and drug-impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities with 29 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk driver.  A DUI checkpoint is a proven effective method to lower these numbers.  Additionally, drivers will be checked to ensure that they have a valid driver’s license.  When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. 

Modesto Police reminds everyone that they can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring.  If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver.  A DUI and drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your drivers license and high insurance rates.

These enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911!  

If you have any information regarding criminal activity, please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.  Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.

The City of Modesto is hosting an Open House to share information and receive input from the community about the State Route 99 (SR-99) Pelandale Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project on Wednesday, April 30, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Abundant Life Center located at 3120 Snyder Avenue, Modesto, CA.

This project includes reconstruction of the Pelandale Avenue overcrossing, the SR-99 on and off-ramps and construction of a southbound auxiliary lane.

“The project will improve safety, alleviate traffic congestion within the area, and improve access for all modes of transportation,” said Bill Sandu, City Engineer for the City of Modesto.  “The City’s goal is to maintain community access throughout construction, which we expect will take place between May 2014 andearly 2017.” 

The Open House will include information stations with exhibits, maps, and a project schedule.  City staff and members of the project team will be available to answer questions and discuss ideas in an informal format. 

The public is invited to drop by the Open House any time between 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. For questions about the meeting, please contact Ciara Zanze at 916-442-1168 

DUI Checkpoint Nets 4 Arrests

April 18, 2014

Modesto, CA - Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver License checkpoint on April 11, 2014 at McHenry/Francis between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.   Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.    DUI/Driver […]

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Poets’ Corner Contest 2014 Winners Announced

April 15, 2014

The judging results are in for the 2014 Poets’ Corner Contest sponsored by the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department.  The public is invited to hear the winning poets read their works at the Poets’ Corner Celebration Reading held on Sunday, May 18 at 1 pm at the McHenry Museum on the first floor. Over one hundred entries were submitted […]

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Modesto City Council – Council in the Park

April 15, 2014

The Modesto City Council invites the community to Council in the Park and the City’s Earth Day in the Park Festival on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m at Graceada Park. Council in the Park provides residents an opportunity to meet and discuss issues with the City Council in a less formal environment.   For more information, contact Kathy Espinoza at (209) […]

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Modesto Police Department (MPD) Hits the Airwaves

April 14, 2014

Modesto, CA - Normally, you will hear “police chatter” on a patrol car radio or a police scanner, but tomorrow, staff from the Modesto Police Department will be taking to the radio airwaves.  On Tuesday, April 15th, from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M., join Modesto Police Captain Rick Armendariz as he guest hosts the “Dave Bowman” […]

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Modesto City Council to Consider Modesto Courthouse Project

April 11, 2014

After years of planning, numerous hours of deliberation and intensive negotiations, the Modesto Courthouse Project site agreement will come before the Modesto City Council for consideration on Tuesday, April 15.  This momentous step comes on the heels of the Court Facilities Advisory Committee voting to endorse continued negotiations for the preferred site bounded by G and […]

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American Red Cross Title 22 course in Modesto

April 11, 2014

The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department has upcoming certification classes for American Red Cross Title 22.  In addition to Lifeguard Training, this is a mandatory certification for all people wanting to work as a lifeguard in California. Title 22 course will be held April 26 & 27, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-4pm.  Course cost is […]

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Stabbing Leaves Three in Critical Condition

April 6, 2014

Modesto, CA – Detectives are investigating an early morning stabbing of three young, female victims. At about 1:06 this morning, officers were called to a residence in the 2600 block of E. Orangeburg Avenue to investigate the report of a stabbing with multiple victims.  When they arrived, they found two 13-year-olds and an 11-year-old in a bedroom, […]

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Police Warn Owners of Nighttime Salon Burglaries

March 28, 2014

Modesto, CA – Modesto Police detectives seek to warn business owners about a series of commercial burglaries. The targeted businesses are salons throughout north Modesto. In 2014 there have been close to 15 reported commercial burglaries at salons throughout north Modesto. Detectives believe there may be multiple suspects involved in the burglaries, which have been […]

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